Published on June 28th, 2013 | by Kyle Spencer, Editor
Microsoft Partners with Time Warner Cable for Live Stream TV
As part of Microsoft’s live TV plans, the company has inked and “landmark deal” with Time Warner Cable to provide live stream television to the Xbox platform.
Time Warner Cable will live stream 300 channels to both Xbox 360 and Xbox One starting this fall. To access TWC TV, users will need an Xbox Live Gold and a Time Warner subscription.
Supported channels include AMC, BBC World News, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNN, Comedy Central, Food Network, HGTV and many more. Users will also be able to surf channels and command the prompts by using the Kinect voice commands.
From the press release at Xbox.com:
“TWC TV is a significant addition to Xbox 360, bringing our customers their favorite entertainment in one place—enhanced TV experience, games, movies, music, sports and entertainment apps,” said Blair Westlake, corporate vice president, Media & Entertainment Group at Microsoft. “Our partnership with TWC enhances all that is available on Xbox 360 today, which will we continue expand. We’re thrilled to offer TWC TV to U.S. Xbox Live members and Time Warner Cable subscribers.”
The Xbox 360 version will require owners to download the TWC TV app. However with Xbox One, the user must directly plug the Xbox into the the cable box for a live TV feed using the HDMI cable.